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Todd Arthur Bridges, Ph.D.

Over the last 10+ years I have led award-winning teams on projects in technology, finance, entrepreneurship, and organizational governance. My experiences in academia, think-tanks, research institutes, and investment management have allowed me to acquired a diverse set of relational skills (built strategic partnerships, led cross-functional teams, advised senior leadership) and analytical tools (statistical modeling, financial modeling, quant + qual research programs). My formal training and postdocs were completed at top-tier research universities in the United States and Europe.

 

I have managed strategy and operations for a research institute and led teams of analysts to examine how the comparative advantage of global metropolitan areas relies increasingly on entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and government agencies to provide new innovations for knowledge-based economic development. Working with an international team of social scientists, we built a proprietary database and conducted empirical analysis on three global technology ecosystems--which included quantitative data on 1500+ technology companies and qualitative data from meetings with 50+ founders, venture capitalists, and angel investors.

 

My prior work examined the changing structure of financial markets and the emerging governance structures in the alternative investment industry. Alternative investments have become essential for modern financial capitalism by providing new sources of capital and credit. The central concern, however, is that the organizations that operate in this market are "lightly" regulated or unregulated--which have the potential to cause systemic risk. My work included building strategic relationships with 40+ hedge fund managers and CIOs, and conducting 4 years of economic research.

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